The Television Critics Association’s third award for outstanding achievement in reality programming will go to one of the following shows:
- The Amazing Race
- The Glee Project
- Shark Tank
- The Voice
Because three of the five nominees are shows I suggested should be nominated, I am moderately happy, though of course I have already spent a few minutes banging my well-banged head against a table because of Amazing Race‘s inclusion yet again.
And if Survivor wins, which it probably will not, it will be a minor tragedy since the show, not the truly awesome fall season, was nominated, meaning that it technically includes this spring’s disaster.
And, to be honest, it’s kind of depressing we’re selecting such a high percentage of broadcast shows when cable has so much to offer, but perhaps less visibility. Actually, I’m torn as to which show to vote for in part because of that; right now, I’m between Shark Tank and The Glee Project. Both high-quality, entertaining shows, but very different budgets, visibility, and purpose. But both would be deserving winners.